Dana Corporation's Spicer Driveshaft Division Receives Australia's Best Manufacturer Award

Dec 16, 1999

              Dana Division Selected from Field of 153 Companies

    TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation's (NYSE: DCN)
Spicer Driveshaft Australia Division has received Australia's Best
Manufacturer Award for overall achievement in Manufacturing Excellence.
    (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA )
    "This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication to excellence
of our people in Australia," said Ismael Melgar, president of Dana's
Driveshaft Products.  "Their commitment to our customers' total satisfaction
is reflected in this recognition."
    The awards process uses Britain's Best Factory Awards as a model to
develop a rating system.  Once the best-practice ratings were established, a
panel of judges conducted site visits to determine the finalist and winner.
Dana was selected the top manufacturer out of a field of 153 entries.
    "Our people really pulled together to demonstrate Dana Australia's
emphasis on quality and performance," said Aleta Kane, Spicer Driveshaft
Australia manager.  "I am very proud to be working with this team."
    The award was established to raise awareness of the business benefits of
manufacturing excellence and to provide Australian companies with role models.
The awards recognize local exemplars of manufacturing excellence and highlight
the business benefits that can be achieved by implementing manufacturing best
practices.
    So far this year, Dana operations have received 12 state quality awards in
the United States.
    Dana established its Australian presence in 1970, growing to more than 30
facilities in Australia and New Zealand producing components and systems for
vehicular, off-highway, and industrial original equipment manufacturers and
their related aftermarkets.
    Spicer Driveshaft is the leading manufacturer and marketer of complete
driveline systems for the vehicular and off-highway markets and is an
operating unit under Dana's Automotive Systems Group.
    Dana Corporation is one of the world's largest independent suppliers to
vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket.  Founded in 1904 and based in
Toledo, Ohio, the company operates some 330 major facilities in 32 countries
and employs more than 86,000 people.  The company reported sales of
$12.5 billion in 1998. Dana's Internet address is http://www.dana.com .


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